Holiday by numbers

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12 tapas, 4 bottles of red wine, 2 jogs along the beach, 3 books (The Tipping Point, The Liar, A Short History of Tractors…), 1.5 litres of Southern Comfort, 247 photos taken (50 or so that are any good) 12 litres of Mahou, 2 days of full sun, 4 warm but cloudy days, 1 delicious…

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Questions Answered #6

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In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them. Question 6: mike, from whom I ‘borrowed’ the idea behind these posts, asked me to give…

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Questions Answered #5

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In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them. Question 5: Peter the pedant picked up on my poor planning to ask “Time travel for…

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Questions Answered #4

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In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them. Question 4: Neil follows the lead set by Alex and suggests a title rather than a…

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Kit-Kat Kate

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Kate is meeting her husband to go shopping, as she’s early she decides to go for a cup of coffee. At the counter she hums and haws over the cakes but ends up picking a two-finger Kit-Kat to have with her coffee. As she turns away from the checkout she realises that there aren’t many…

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Confu-season

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The leaves are turning, the nights are “fair drawing in”, and there is a chill on the wind. Winter jackets are extracted from the back of the wardrobe – what does that mean? My wardrobe has a pole running across it, not front to back – and are drawn tightly around goose-bumped bodies. I do…

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As good as a rest

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I’ve a couple of days off when we get back from Spain in a couple of weeks time. I’m going to be making some changes to this site, including a new(ish) take on the design. I’m hoping to have cracked a semi-fluid (max-width controlled) layout, but don’t want to confirm that until I’ve tested it…

I'm not blogging because…

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… I’ve got a new camera to play with. A belated birthday present from my darling wife. … I’m burning CDs for my father-in-law in Spain. Hopefully I can delete them afterwards but Louise has similar tastes in music so I fear that Shakin’ Stevens and Showaddywaddy will be appearing on my last.fm account at…

Red Pesto Chicken Pasta

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I mentioned this dish on Monday and, as she asked so nicely, here is my recipe for Red Pesto Chicken Pasta. Although I’m sure you guessed that already… First things first though, my brother-in-law made this for us a couple of weeks back, he’s a wonderful chef and I have completely and utterly stolen this…

Be prepared

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It’s slowly dawning on me that we fly to Spain on Monday. I’ve not even thought about planning what to pack, let alone consider packing itself. I mean it’s round about now that you need to start to make decisions, isn’t it. You know the type of decision I mean. The “ohh I COULD wear…

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Promotion

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Sunday morning, 11am, and… ohh wait, I wasn’t going to blog about my jogging so much was I. Ohh well, my site, my rules etc etc. Sunday morning, 11am, and a glorious sun stretches up into the sky. I felt really good as we started the run and pushed myself pretty hard, something noticed by…

10 minutes

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Jesus H. Christ on a bike. A quick recap for ya, whilst re-mortgaging Louise and I freed up some extra funds. The mortgage has been processed and we got our cheque for a not insubstantial amount of money (well, to us anyway). However as the mortgage is in joint names, the cheque we received was…

Loom

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Gosh time flies, doesn’t it. Or not, as the case may be. STILL waiting to put a large cheque into the bank. STILL having to phone THEM every day. STILL not able to get things done as we need the cheque processed… and we head off to Spain at the end of the month so…

Cold and lonely in the deep dark night

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Aye the nights are fair drawing in, and that’s before the clocks change. Last night, jogging alongside the water at Strathclyde Park, the sun was low over the trees and by the time we’d finished had disappeared completely. The path isn’t lit and so it looks like I’ll be needing to invest in something a…

Questions Answered #3

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In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them. Question 3: Lyle cheated and asked two questions (sort of). The second, “The Joy of Clients”…

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